I am going to K.I.S.S it out here. (Keep it Simple Silly)
I am on the cusp of turning 50 (in Feb. 2018)
I am late deafened. I lost most of my hearing when I was 27 and I wear hearing aids. (oh happy joy joy!)
But honestly, they allow me to function in a hearing world and jam to my favorite music :)
I am a middle/high school teacher. (computers & business) I'm in my 14th year.
I have taught in public schools (urban) and I now teach in a day/residential school for deaf/blind/multi-disabled.
I am twice married/once divorced/once separated. (I am a bad picker!) Nothing like airing all my dirty laundry :)
I have a huge college loan I am still paying. (GULP!) I have my Masters Degree from RIT and I am currently finishing up a Masters Certificate in School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins.
Lets be clear... HOMEWORK SUCKS!! However, I LOVE to learn.
I have an addiction to art supplies. I only wish I could browse the aisles of Michaels and AC Moore with an adult beverage and an Amex Black Card. Hey, it is a dream and as my Daddy used to say... "Dream Big!"
I am a closeted artist... Well, I suppose I just outted myself. The art work on this blog is my original work.
I own it good or bad. :) It is my happy place well other than being near water... pool, lake, ocean, they are all good!
I wrote and self-published a book back in 2011 called "A Survival Guide for New Deafies" and some people actually bought it! So I can add the line "published author" on my linkedIn profile if I ever get around to updating it. :)
Well, I hope you all find your purpose and pursue it with passion and humility. I am going to finally follow thru and be true to myself and document my musings. Peace out my peeps!